Friday, October 31, 2014

October Sewing

My dear friend, Lisa Kile, bought me a pleater out of the blue. I was completely dumbstruck and could barely talk. I was blown away by her generosity. Not only did she buy me a pleater, but she bought me some fabric and a pattern to make this cute Halloween spider dress. Then she took me and my children out for lunch. She is like another mother to me and has treated my family and my children like her own. I am so grateful to have her in my life! 

Happy October!










Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Southside Annual Campout

We look forward to the Southside camp out every year! It was really fun except for being freezing cold. We were not prepared. I pretty much wore the same sweatpants from the first night until the third day. Will enjoyed throwing rocks in the lake, playing baseball, and running crazy with his friends. Reese laid down almost immediatley in the sand and rolled around. She loves to get dirty! It is an exhausting weekend but totally worth it. 




Fisher & Will





Reese & Henry


And now a montage of Reese giving hugs....


Reese & Rose


Reese, Sawyer, and Will



Rose, Robyn, Me & Reese

Lisa Kile & Will 



These two friends are the sweetest! 



Back to Abilene

We drove back to Abilene to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and to go to classes at ACU's Summit.



Chatting with KaSarah

Reese and Harper



Reese loves to give hugs. She hugs everything! Even her milk. Harper had one too many hugs. 



 



I can't believe this little boy may be old enough to play baseball next season!  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What I've Been Making...

I just cannot get enough of making little clothes for Reese! I already have ten more ideas in the queue, but here is what I've been working on this summer. 


The Cottage Mama Swing Top & Triple Ruffle Pants in Black Linen


This may be my favorite thing I have ever created. I was greatly inspired by Persnickety Clothing. 
 


Georgia Vintage Dress by The Cottage Mama

Can you see the tiny clothing label that says "Bella"? I finally got my own clothing labels! Bella was Matthew and I's first dog and she passed away the summer that Will was born. I love having her name on my clothing and I think it makes the clothing look a lot more professional. 





Picnic Dress by The Cottage Mama (Free Pattern!)
 




Sweet Dress by The Cottage Mama
 
 
 

As you can tell, I'm pretty obsessed with the patterns that The Cottage Mama produces. Her style is classic and feminine.

Monday, September 15, 2014

AHS Football & West Texas Fair & Rodeo

This last weekend we went to Abilene to go to the Abilene High v. Cooper game and the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. This is one of my favorite weekends of the whole year and it was a blast! 









Reese loved hanging out with Josh



A pig with a sweater!!!





My dad bought Will this rifle which is pretty terrifying. He wanted it so bad! As soon as Will wasn't looking, Reese swooped in to check it out. We were so embarrased to carry it around all night. 







Reese doesn't ever like to sit still. She was ready for the horses to get moving! 



Cheesecake on a Stick